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Arcuatula senhousia (green mussel; senhouse mussel)

Synonyms: Modiola aquarius; Modiola bellardiana; Modiola senhousia; Musculista senhousia; Musculus senhousia

Wikipedia Abstract

Musculista senhousia, commonly known as the Asian date mussel, Asian mussel or bag mussel, is a small saltwater mussel, a marine bivalve mollusk species in the family Mytilidae, the mussels. Other common names for this species include: the Japanese mussel, Senhouse's mussel, the green mussel (a name also applied to Perna viridis), and the green bagmussel. One of several negative impacts of this invasive species is that it has a detrimental effect on eelgrass.
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Invasive Species

Musculista senhousia is a small, short-lived mytilid mussel native to east Asia which has successfully spread to New Zealand, Australia, the Mediterranean and the Pacific coast of the USA. It can grow rapidly and is capable of marked habitat alteration through the construction of byssal mats on the surface of soft sediments.
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Predators

Astropecten indicus[1]
Calidris alpina (Dunlin)[2]
Cynoglossus semilaevis (Tongue sole)[3]

Distribution

East Pacific; North America;

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1K. S. Loh, Peter A. Todd, DIET AND FEEDING IN THE SEA STAR ASTROPECTEN INDICUS (DÖDERLEIN, 1888) THE RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY 2011 59(2): 251–258
2Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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